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Thursday, August 22, 2013

GSP's Book of the Day August 22

Picking the Ballad's Bones by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

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The ancient ballads of England, Scotland and Ireland are great stories to visit but nobody in their right mind would want to live there. There’s a high body count for every ballad and a happy ending usually involves boy meets girl and they end up sharing a grave. The musicians who go to retrieve the songs, with the help of the magic banjo, Lazarus, know this, but the fact is, the songs also contain a great deal of magic useful in defeating the devils who are out to dehumanize humanity by stealing the music.  The Queen of the Fairies, aka the Debauchery Demon, Torchy Burns, makes them a deal they can’t refuse and the reluctant heroes find themselves thrust into the lives and deaths of ballad people they know are going to end badly. It’s enough to make a picker take up accounting!

Word Count: 77,000

Pages to Print: 247

Price: $5.99


It’s enough to make a picker take up accounting! Book Two of the Songkiller Saga, Picking the Ballad's Bones; a fun read by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Available from Amazon, other fine eBook vendors and Gypsy Shadow Publishing at:

1 comment:

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough said...

To a lot of the musicians who've written to me since these books were published, they're more than a fun read. They reflect the lives and sacrifices folk musicians make to take their songs to audiences and the historical significance of the songs to our culture.